Quote Blog Entry:
selected list of European eruptions which were recently cited by the Washington post:
In Austria, Obama”s win prompted a harsh, on-air reaction from a well-known journalist, Klaus Emmerich. “I think the Americans are still racists and they must be very badly off to so spectacularly ” and that has to be said, no doubt ” send a black man with a black, very good-looking and clever woman to the White House,” he said Wednesday during a show on public television network ORF.
To read further:
After saying that he “wouldn”t want the Western world to be directed by a black man,” he added: “If you say that is a racist comment, you”re right. Without a doubt.”
Finally we arrive at a modified form of inevitable dialectic reference to Hitler- a method we already encountered: balancing “natural rights to be racist” by honest warnings towards the aclaimed “blind masses” being seduced by new “charismatic” populists:
Given a chance to retract his remarks, he declined. In a later interview with the Austrian newspaper Der Standard, he said that “blacks are not as politically civilized.” He also called Obama dangerous and implicitly compared him to Hitler, citing his “rhetorical brilliance” and his ability to “appeal charismatically to people.
– Read this new and quite extraordinary example of German mainstream-media racism
, the (accurate!) translation of an article in Munich’s daily newspaper “AZ” on November 5th, 2008, which discusses the future US-president’s “negriod” features – and contains much more incredible language and content
– read our coverage of the AZ Artikel and reactions (in German) / Blog-Eintrag über den AZ Artikel und Reaktionen auf deutsch